Cafe Crepe is a European cafe style that serves crepes, hot dogs, and baguette sandwiches.
There are cafe crepes all across the city. I find the location beside Future Shop to be the most charming because they have employees who are French and they take care in making your food. I adore the simple ham and cheese crepes or anything with nutella (with either strawberries or banana). It's a chain true but sometimes you just crave a crepe. They are priced a tad high but they aren't cheap with the fillings so it evens out. Close your eyes at the fat oozing out of the crepes and enjoy this once in a while treat! I've tried their panini and found it too bread-y and there isn't enough filling for my taste, so I stick to the crepes. I don't like eating in here, crepes are meant to be street food anyhow. The waits can be crazy long so bring a friend to chat with.
I came here with a friend a couple weeks, I have been here twice, and the first time coming here was also my first time ever having a crepe. I ordered a double chicken burger with fries, and I also ordered a chocolate crepe.
Well to be honest I think the crepe could have been better with a little less chocolate, but the chicken burger was *FANTASTIC*, though when I ordered an additional side of a chicken breast, I wish they would have asked me before cutting it up. The fries could have been better the first time
The second time I had a double burger and fries. This time all around good, Burger and fries were sensational.
I totally liked the feel to this place. It can be sort of have the feeling to being a lounge if you are there Friday or Saturday night and they have loud music there. I enjoyed the whole atmosphere.
After hearing how much better this place is in reference to the robson branch, i decided since i loved crepes to give it another try.
Well i can at least sit down and enjoy my food without feeling like my in a small box or hole. It is more spacious here. The service seemed more decent than robson but there is always an air of confusion as to whether food is going out to the right person, whether it was made or not or whether drinks are being made promptly (all these conversations you can clearly hear from the dining room).
Food prep area is staffed with people that looked like they don't know food safe. A girl was handling money on the take out window one moment and then when finished with the task, without washing her hands, went to make some hot drinks and plate food. (all this we observed as we waited to be seated)
One good thing is the hotdog, but better eat it fast or the microwaved bun will get hard when you bite into it. Once again i'll mention the chicken...is that really chicken meat you are using to fill those crepes or sandwiches, because it honestly doesn't look like or taste like chicken.
I'd only come back for the cheap burgers and fries...not for anything else....on second thought maybe i should skip eating in at all and take out instead!
Wow! I had know idea that Cafe Crepe was a restaurant. My friend was having her birthday party there on Friday night and I didn't even know they had a inside to sit down. We had a group of 10 people and they put us in this back room with great music pumping & the martini's were only 5 bucks! the server was super cool and told us that he ate the burger every shift so we tried one and it was great! Then for dessert my girlfriend & I shared a dark chocolate & strawberry crepe but it was so good she ate almost the whole thing herself. We had a great time and my friend had a blast for her birthday. We will definitly being going back and next time I'm getting my own crepe. Thanks to Brad for making my friends birthday such a good time.
My friend and I went to this place to have some drinks and chat. They sat us in a small table for two next to a big groups of noisy guys, so we asked the server if we can change to a booth since my friend and I haven't seen each other for long time and wanted to have some privacy. The server said that he cant change us because the booths were meant for four people. I would understand it if the place was full... but it was half full. There were like three empty booths and the rest of the them were occupied by couples! That's why I felt annoyed. We ordered some fries and drinks. We waited like half hour just for fries.. COLD FRIES... no napkins, no forks... and funny thing.. the server gave us the bill while we were eating which i found it very rude .. especially if the place is not full. The only good thing about this is that the pitcher of beer is cheap xD
I have eaten at all of the Cafe Crepes in Vancouver and find that there is no consistency to their food or service. Firstly, there was a line up at the door, no hostess, and i counted 7 empty tables. No staff member organizes or takes care of the door. My friend and I waited 30 minutes on a Sunday afternoon. When we were seated we waited for a while for any server, ordered, and waited 15 minutes for our drinks. We could see our drinks (a coffee and a milkshake) sitting by the bar for a while and finally the bartender brought them over. Perhaps that was why the milk shake was simply chocolate milk consistency. When the food finally arrived, and it was a while, the pizza crust was very chewy. The panini was good, but not outstanding. The server never checked on us again and I finally went up to the bartender to ask to pay my bill because no one seemed to notice that we were done eating, despite almost all of the tables being empty by the time we finished. Cafe Crepe needs to schedule more staff so that things run more efficiently and smoothly.
I went to Cafe Crepe at Granville and Smithe last month and had a great time all-round, and I felt that some praise should be given to the staff at cafe Crepe at this location. From start to finish my experience was fun, fast, and competent. I noticed the staffing was much less than that of Cafe Crepe's other locations, but the staff seemed to be more than capable to handle the extra duties. Our particular server knew the menu back to front, and answered our many questions. And on top of all this...he was very good-looking (sorry, had to say it). Management seemed to have everything under control and working smoothly, as she was almost "omnipotent."
My only two complaints of the whole event if I had to think of something critically would be that my chicken burger bun was a tad cold. There was also some confusion about "waiting to be seated or not." I looked for a sign, but there was none. That's it.
I hope that everyone has a chance to visit this amazing location. It's definitely worth it!
Located just a few blocks away from the other Cafe Crepes, my experience at this location was completely different than at the other one. The service was top notch here. The server was friendly and checked up on us regularly. Service was prompt.
The seating was comfortable and the atmosphere was pleasant. My only complaint about the ambiance would be that some of the booth seats were repaired with duct tape.
For what it is, the crepes were nice. I usually like to order the chocolate, walnut, banana, and coconut crepe. Given that an average crepe place would have a food rating of 3, I would rate the food here as 3.5-4.0 so I'll round it up to 4.
I had the 'Bocconcini Cheese, Tomato Basil, Olive, Olive Oil Grilled Panini Sandwich' with the 'Cheddar Cheese' add-on (cheddar cheese by request). It was the awesomest panini that I have ever had. Cafe Crepe has 5 locations all together, but this is my favourite because the food is always made just right. I went last night and it was better than ever before because of the cheddar cheese add-on which I recommend for this particular sandwich.
My two friends ordered the 'Chicken, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Grilled Cheese Panini' and the 'Chicken, Egg, Mayonnaise Savoury Crepe.' Although they loved their Chicken Crepe, they thought their Panini was just okay.
For dessert, we ordered the 'Nutella, Fresh Strawberry with hint of Cognac,' topped with Whipped Cream, which was a delightful treat.
We were very happy with our server, who actually was extra helpful by making our dessert Crepe look extra pretty because it was our friend's birthday. The only reason I didn't give him a 5 was because he messed up our bill. After we paid and were just chatting outside the door, he came and told us that we paid him less than we were suppose to. We showed him our receipt and he realized that he gave us the wrong bill. It was a small mistake, bu that did put a damper on our experience. Nonetheless, he did provide us with great service and we had great food, so it was worth it in the end.
It was a great way to start a Saturday Morning , My wife had the breakfast baguette with sausages scrambled eggs tomato basil and mushrooms I had the eggs Benny , we then shared a sugar butter crepe, or coffee cups were never empty for our whole breakfast with free refils, lovely atmosphere with nice jazzy music in the backround , smiling chefs when we walked in the door, nothing was trouble for our waitress she was super sweet and recommended some great things for us to do around the city , we were in vancouver for 5 days we got crepes to go on another evening and they were also superb , we both got dark chocolate and strawberry we both loved them , chefs at the window were sooo nice, we shall return.
My husband and I stopped at this location for a bite to eat and I am sad to say have nothing good to say about our experience.
Lukewarm greeting by hostess, table not set or welcoming, bare of any ambience whatsoever. I order the eggs benedict and my husband an omlete. After waiting for some 40 minutes we were presented with our meals. I knew immediately that mine was cold just by the presentation. The hollandaise sauce was cold, and I mean cold! the hash browns were cold and very greasy. The slice of skimpy ham was also cold as was the straight out of the package English muffin. I brought this to the attention of our server who was less than apologetic and in fact disagreed with me saying the hollandaise was not cold. He then brought me a side dish of hollandaise which again was cold. Unable to accept this lack of customer satisfaction I asked to see the manager who did come over to our table. I offered that he tray a spoon of the hollandaise which he declined to do, saying he "did not fancy hollandaise." He too brought me a new side of sauce and a new side of the hashbrowns but I am sorry to report neither presented any improvement.
Alas I insisted that my meal be taken off our bill which the manager agreed to do. My husband was less than happy with his meal as well but the whole experience did not warrant any more of our time and we left this establishment never to return and would certainly not recommend.
Waited 45 minutes for our food to come, food arrived cold, food arrived incorrect, indifferent and absent server.
I used to go to this Cafe Crepe once a month with my boyfriend. We haven't gone for a long time since my boyfriend found out about his gluten allergy; we mostly eat at home.
This morning, however, we decided to go get some breakfast. Since he can't have any wheat items, we specified to our server for the multigrain toast to be put on a separate plate so I could have it. I also asked what the difference between their "Chai" and "Chai Latte" was. Good thing I asked too, as I do not do well with coffee. According to the server, Chai is just hot water and chai syrup; Chai Latte is chai syrup, hot milk, and a shot of espresso.
I used to work at Starbucks and although I did get the rare 'Chai Latte with a shot of espresso', it was not a standard drink. I ordered it, without the espresso shot.
We both ordered the two eggs with sausage and hash browns. We waited about 45 minutes for our food. And when the food finally came, they gave my boyfriend whole wheat toast on his plate. This was not multigrain on a separate plate. We were both annoyed as we ate our COLD food, keeping an eye out for the server to let her know their mistake. We finally flag her down and tell her, she says "I know, do you want me to tell the kitchen?". I was dumbfounded, why didn't she do anything to prevent this mistake if she knew? Anyway, she brought us the multigrain toast and asked if she could get me any jams or butter. I told her butter and she replies "the toast is already buttered". So I believe her and she leaves.
I don't know what their standard of buttering a toast is, but I was expecting something more than a pea-sized smear of butter in the centre of the toast. Obviously the kitchen was in a rush, or indifferent, or both.
So we walk up to the counter to pay our bill. My boyfriend tells a server that he has a debit card and she kept shrugging him off telling me to go to the bar to pay. We go to the bar and wait for our server...for 15 minutes. We were so close to just walking out. She came just before we decided to leave and said "3 people called in sick so it's really crazy" and handed us our bill. We did NOT tip. We barely wanted to pay for the disaster of a meal that ruined our morning.
Conclusion: New management is in order.
If they were so short-staffed, close the patio and focus on the in-diners. There were three servers with three busboys and two cooks for a 70-seat restaurant at 50% capacity. Cross-training, anyone?
I LOVE cafe crepe but this particular location has got to be the worst location out there. If every location served nutella milkshakes, I would have just walked towards the cafe crepe under the futureshop. Unfortunately only this location served my beloved nutella milkshake and every time I have been to this restaurant, I've had horrible service.
I'm usually a very patient customer and I always reward excellent service, but if I feel like I've been mistreated, I mistreat people right back. The first time I went here, I actually dined in. The food was delicious as usual and they had a variety of options. When it came time to pay however, we asked our server to get us our bill. She said she would. Disappeared for half an hour to go for a smoke. We had to ask for a second time when she came back. I'm not the type to cause a huge scene but I am the type to refuse to tip.
The second and third time I went there, was actually for a take out order. Both times I stood outside waiting to be served. It's hard to get service when they have a sign that says "For take out, please order here" and every single window is closed. And when I go inside, they tell me that I have to go back outside to order.
What sucks is that they have no website or number to call to place complaints. If you're a very forgiving person, then I would suggest coming here because asides from their trecherous service, their food is quite delicious.
We stopped here for a drink and a bite to eat before we went to a movie on Saturday night.
We started with a pint of Granville Island Winter ale and a coffee. The winter ale had a chocolaty/coffee taste, it was yummy and the coffee was awesome as usual!
I ordered a sweet Nutella banana crepe and my boyfriend had a savoury Ham and cheese crepe. Both crepes were tasty and delicious!
Our server was just the right amount of friendly, not fake or pretentious(hard to find downtown!). She gave us great prompt service with a smile.
We normally go to the Robson street cafe as the Granville one is usually super busy at night but we must have got there before the rush becasue it was just the right amount of people inside. We didnt have to wait to be seated but it was still lively.
We liked the food, we liked the atmospher and the server was okay. BUT when we first walked in, an woman who seems to be a manager was VERY RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL. For some reason, we felt like she treated us differently than others. The whole experience was ruined thanks to her. If it weren't for her, we would have really enjoyed eating at this place.
Went in for Sunday bunch around 12:00. Restaurant was half full, not terribly busy. Waited for around 30 mins before we get our food: eggs & sausage breakfast + beef burger. The hamburger bun, I was told is going to be toasted, but it came cold, dry and stale. The waitress was almost non-existent. Will never go back again. FYI, I have previously been to the Cafe Crepe on Robson street a few times, and their service is always good and speedy.
I just recently dined at the Cafe Crepe beside the Commodore Ballroom. I was just out to lunch with a girlfriend to catch up. Unfortunately it was hard to catch up because we were basically seated so close to the people beside us that we could have sat on their laps! When we asked if we could sit in a booth our waitress very rudely told us they were for larger amounts of people. That's fine and I understand because I'm also a server but she could have been polite about it. Our food got slammed in our faces and she gave us our bill before we were even done eating! She didn't even ask if we wanted anything else! I got the death look when I asked for a bit more water and she also slammed that onto the table in front of us as well. Unfortunately for her, she didn't know we were both in the industry. Had she have even taken the time to ask how we were doing maybe she would have found out. Too bad. We tipped her just enough to cover her tipout because the kitchen deserves the tip. Unfortunate for her, we left her nothing. Perhaps she should consider a new career. The food is great but I'm not sure the experience is worth it.
I've been here a couple of times over the past few weeks and this place is bumpin! The music rocks, everybody is having a good time, the drinks are cheap, and the service may take a bit longer than most places but that's because its so frickin' busy that it's to be expected, there are always servers around so I don't know what everybody's deal is. I love it here! I don't know whether its a bar or a restaurant but the drinks and food are equally as good.
Too bad some people ruin it for others, they have a door-guy now, as they should because there are so many drunk losers roaming the streets of Granville and Cafe Crepe is in the heart of it all.
I recommend this place to anybody who doesn't like to go to the club. It's perfect if you want to get some dinner then hang out for a while. If you want 5 star food/service go to the Keg. This is Granville street and Cafe Crepe is an average place that is satisfying to your taste buds and social life. Go there.....seriously.....just don't make the door guy mad!
I've been to this location many times (with pretty consistent, good service + food) and what happened yesterday was the worst experience I've ever had! After this, I won't go back again.
When my friends and I first approached the entrance, one of the employees (a server) was having a smoke about 2 feet from their take-out window. When we got close, the server finished her cigarette and walked in front of us, with the disgusting smell of cigarettes trailing behind her... .. very appetizing. Once we got inside, we stood with 2 other parties for 10 minutes even though there were 5 empty tables. When the host finally decided to help us, he sat me and my friends at a dirty table all the way at the back. We sat at the table for around 20 minutes before one of my friends had to flag one down really loudly. Our server came over and all he said was "hi, what's up?". No "what can I get for you" or "would you like any drinks"...he just asked us "what's up" and stood there until my friends told him we're ready to order. We also asked him to wipe our table since the host or busboy didn't (there was solid food on the table and the host put our menus on top of it....I had to get tissue from my bag to wipe off the stuff).
The only good thing that came out of this was the server who gave us our food. He was really polite and friendly. But, because of our original server's mistake, he gave me a beef burger even though I ordered the chicken one....this just added onto our already crappy night. The guy who gave us our food, however, was kind enough to offer to remake my friends' dishes since they waited for my chicken burger. Btw, the food was decent but nothing special (fries were over-salted tho).
When we were all done with our food, we waited a good 20-25 mins before we got impatient and I had to go find my server to get the bill...I don't think I can go back for a long time unless they get their act together. Those other employees could really learn a thing or two from the awesome server.
Decent-to-average food at so-so prices. For what it was and what I paid for it, you'd think you'd get a little more. Portions were skimpy and they didn't use much of the ingredients on each item. At least the milkshakes are good.
Everything, I mean everything from entrees to a glass of water, takes forever. Is that trying to be authentically French? I don't know. For what it was, it should not have taken so long. It was irritating to sit at that table with nothing to eat or drink for about an hour.
It was decently good-looking on the inside, at least.